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Education

The Environmental Economics Unit provides courses in environmental economics at First Cycle, Second Cycle and Third Cycle level.

PhD studies
The PhD programme in Climate Economics includes one year of general economics courses, one year of specialisation courses, and two to three years of data collection and thesis writing. Besides training in economics and environmental economics, this programme emphasises links with other sciences such as natural sciences and other social sciences.

Our department has a long history of supporting PhD candidates from developing countries. The EEU offers full scholarships financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The purpose of the PhD programme is to strengthen the capacity in developing countries to teach environmental and climate economics at university level, and to establish a firm basis for research that can be used for policy advice pertaining to environmental economics and sustainable development. We strive to encourage our graduate students to do good, publishable research into important resource and environmental issues related to poverty alleviation in their home countries.

As part of its PhD programme, the EEU provides a number of specialisation courses in environmental economics, such as welfare economics, environmental valuation, policy instruments for environmental management and natural resources economics. These courses are also open to lecturers, researchers and policy makers from developing countries.

More information about the programme Global Change and Climate Economics

Master's studies
The EEU is closely involved in the Master of Science programme in Economics, which offers a specialisation in environmental economics. We are also involved in the Master of Science programme in Environmental Management and Economics which, besides courses in environmental economics, also offers multidisciplinary courses in collaboration with other departments such as psychology, political science and commercial law.

Undergraduate studies
The EEU is actively involved in the Bachelor of Science Programme in Environmental Social Science, where environmental economics is one of five possible specialisations. The EEU also contributes to courses for non-economists. Furthermore, we are active in a number of courses in the undergraduate programme in economics. 
 

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